Organizations

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NO: What kinds of volunteer work have you done in the past?
 
DM:       Volunteer work? Well, I worked for approximately eight years with Beth Tikvah in the capacity of President, past-President, involvement in education committees and various other committees over a period of eight to ten years.
 
NO:        When was Beth Tikvah founded, what year?
 
DM:       Well Beth Tikvah was started originally as a Jewish community in Richmond and that was in 1970/71 and after four or five years as a Jewish community association it became a synagogue, and was originally started in 1970. In the summer of 1970 on of the rabbis in Vancouver by the name of Harold Rubin, he was the rabbi of the Temple Sholom, he was living in Richmond and he found that his children were discriminated against when they missed school to go to the synagogue for Jewish holidays, so he was quite concerned that the community was not aware of Jewish holidays in the area. So he proceeded to send out notification tall the Jewish families that he knew of in Richmond for a meeting, and this took place in June of 1970. And from that meeting a loosely arranged group of families got together over the summer and met to try and form a community association. In the fall of 1970 we had a meeting here at the Jewish Community Centre in Vancouver at which there were about sixty or seventy families and we got together and formed Richmond/Delta Jewish community association. I was chosen first President because I had kept notes over the summer and nobody else wanted to take on the job. So from the fall of 1970 we met regularly in different members’ homes to develop a constitution, to set up various committees; we had a President, vice-President, secretary, treasurer, social committee, education committee, ways and means committee, we had a welcoming committee who would welcome new families into the community and this is how we started. The first fund-raisers occurred in the fall of ’71 and our goal as the time was to set up a pre-school and an after-school Hebrew school, so in the fall of ’71 we had a bazaar and we had a raffle, we built a playhouse for children and we raffled this off and we also had a bazaar at the same time and we raised money towards setting the school up. Finally in the fall of ’71 we were able to set up this pre-school.

 

 

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Object id: 
LF.01316

Two colour images, one with title box, of the Salvation Army Men's Social Service Centre at 261 E 12th Avenue. Angled view of two storey red brick building with white foundation/basement level; white entrance alcove on north side of street, labeled "THE SALVATION ARMY MEN'S SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE"; yellow reverse "L" shaped sign reads "The SALVATION ARMY FAMILY THRIFT STORE"; empty street in foreground of image.

Date: 
1960
Source: 
Landauer, Barbara
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Object id: 
L.01061

Extensive captioning giving names on back of one print; one print mounted display copy with caption. Another copy in CEL File # 92. L-R: Julius Ablovctz, Percy Berkson, Max Bobroff, Henry Brown, Sam Cook, Myer Dexal, Morton Doane, David Freeman, Dr. Gold, Sam Goldstone, Jack Gorosh, Louis Gorosh, Morris Green, Gerry Hirshberg, Milton Hershberg, Al Izen, Hans Kam, Pete Kantor, George Kostman, Sam Levi, Norman Levin, Nathan Nemetz, Harry Nemetz, Sam Pelman, Pucky Pelman, Myer Pottoer, Morrie Silverman, Ben Shapiro, Dave Sisson.

Date: 
1929
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Object id: 
L.00236

Back l-r: Esther Lesk, Leah Lewis, Meta Zalkowitz (top), Frances Panar, Eva Toban, Betty Obtover, ?, Eva Lewis, Ruth Zack. Middle l-r: Sonia Panar, Clara Rice, Dina Zack, Gerry Biely, Bessie Waterman, Sarah Teitelbaum, Dina Messe. Front l-r: Maisie Margulius, Bess Panar, Babs Cohen, Ruth Hardin, Esther Davis. 

Date: 
[ca. 1949]
Source: 
Hadassah-WIZO
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Object id: 
L.00201

Black and white image of a group of five men in suits; man in middle holds framed poster with title "Past Presidents."

Date: 
1955
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Object id: 
L.00110

The first Vancouver Peretz School opened in 1945 at Thirteenth Avenue and Birch, with the objectives of providing a secular education in Jewish history, literature, culture and traditions with an emphasis on Yiddish (See the Jewish Western Bulletin, 22 September 1960, p. 20). Back L-R: Lil Slobod, Matilda Porte, Rachel Korn, Susie Dodek, Sara Sarkin, Bernice Abramson. Front L-R: Anne Wyne, Sarah Stone, Sara Rubin, Lucy Lacterman, Bunny Braverman, Galya Chud.

Date: 
1945
Source: 
Wyne, Anne